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Film Permits

The San Antonio Film Commission coordinates all activities of commercial filming, videotaping and/or still photography on city-owned property, which encompasses more than 250+ parks and facilities including libraries, Hemisfair, Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, River Walk, La Villita, and Market Square. The Film Commission also helps connect filmmakers to film-savvy police officers, street closure officials and park police, when needed.

As a film-friendly city, film permit fees are waived for all productions, to ensure filmmakers and photographers can work in an efficient and affordable way.

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • To ensure your permit is issued in time for your production, it is recommended you fill out the following permit form at least 10 business days before your first day of principal photography
  • Productions are required to carry a minimum of at least $1M of insurance for filming in the City of San Antonio on Public Property. The City of San Antonio, Attn: Film Commission, 203 S. St. Mary's Street, Suite 120, San Antonio, Texas 78205 must be named as an additional insured.
  • All productions on City owned property must carry a film permit. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to $500. 

Non-City Location Permits

The following locations are NOT covered by the City of San Antonio film permit and need to receive approvals from the contacts and/or forms below:

Filmmakers can contact the Film Commission with any questions about locations, contacts and permits at (210) 207-6777 and also browse the Film Commission's Location Database

Street Closures

For a list of active street closures, please visit the City of San Antonio's Department of Transportation and Capital Improvement's (TCI) Street Closure List. If your production needs a street closure, please contact TCI's Right-Of-Way Division at (210) 542-8921 to request a temporary street closure permit.

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